Clumber Park
Clumber Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres. Originally home to the Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber is steeped in history with a splendid 83 acre lake, a four acre walled kitchen garden and a magnificent gothic Chapel. Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park and provides a haven for spotting wildlife within an idyllic setting. There is plenty of space to explore and relax with family and friends with over 20 miles of accessible walking and cycling routes for all ages and abilities. Bikes can be hired from the Cycle Hub, open at weekends and Nottinghamshire school holidays. There's something on offer for children of every age. Have fun den building in Leaping Bar and enjoy climbing, hiding and exploring in the hidden Woodland Play Park. The Discovery Centre is a must see when visiting. It's a great place to learn more about Clumber Park's history, the amazing array of wildlife and get involved in fun, seasonal activities.
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Beachboy48
Barton-upon-Humber, UK117 contributions
May 2023 • Family
First visit to Clumber Park for a while. As we were visiting with my 18 month grandchild and took our dog along, we arranged to meet for early lunch at Central Bark dog friendly cafe. However on arrival it was apparent that the menu choice is very limited, with nothing for young children. Families with young children also have dogs!! We therefore had no choice to go to the main cafe and sat outside under the shade. The choice there was far better with children's sandwich boxes and it seemed decent quality and reasonably priced. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the lake finished off by nice ice creams. Clumber Park is still worth a visit but I would suggest that the management review Central Bark.
Written May 28, 2023
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Paul W
Doncaster, UK141 contributions
Mar 2022
If you like long and varied walks in heath parkland and woodlands then this is the place for you as there are over 3,000 acres to do it in at Clumber park. You can park and walk around the main woods or heath for free but the NT are now putting barriers around the main area to encourage you to use their main main visitors centre that isn’t free. It's not cheapest car parking fee so I would suggest to plan on spending quite a while there to justify the price. There is another car park for the dogs cafe, yes you can take your dog inside but also has a good recreation area outside.

I would recommend visiting the Walled Kitchen Garden first which is one of the largest and most interesting I've ever visited. Plenty of notices to read to keep you informed of the plants and produce grown there including 130 varieties of rhubarb. It's on your right after leaving the main car park (field) then double back to get to the main visitor centre. Along the way you can hire bikes if you want to see more of the park instead of walking. The visitor centre has the standard N.T. Shop with plant sales. Walk down to the lake for the cafe and turn left to walk along the lake onto a long path walkway which eventually takes you in a circle back to the car park.
Written March 20, 2022
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jenny a
Doncaster, UK152 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We visited over the Bank Holiday weekend after having booked 2 electric bicycles for 2 hours at a very reasonle £18 each. Graeme was extremely helpful with our prior enquiries and even went as far as lending us his small rucksack so that we could take a drink and raincoat with us. The electric bikes were brilliant, its the 1st time we have used them, and both myself and husband use to cycle a lot but are now nearly 55 and both unfit, the route graeme advised was around 10 miles and we managed it with time to stop at the kiosk by Hsrdwick village for a coffee, the kiosk is very expensive and was nearly £13 for 1 pasty and 2 coffees, the latte was cold and when we took it back the lady said we should of expressed if we wanted it super hot, it was actually stone cold so can only assume the machine malfunctioned, we also had to ask for the cappuccinoto be topped up as it was only half a cup. The park itself is huge & beautiful, as it was a bank holiday it was very busy so care had to be taken passing by dog walkers and families with children. Great day out for couples or families.
Written April 10, 2023
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mr_bukaroo
Leicester, UK121 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Missed the sign for the main car park so ended up in the overflow car park which is a huge field. Entry was £10 for 2 people and card payment is hit and miss so make sure you have cash also. Had previously been on the website and got a suggested walking route for taking the dogs. You do get a free map on arrival, which we used as well as the suggested route. Make sure you either print the route off before you go or take a picture on your phone to look at, as phone reception in the park is sketchy at best. I would like to say we followed the intended route but the number sign posting was a little confusing and we ended up going a slightly different way (not that it mattered). The park itself was beautiful, lots of old trees and nice greenery to look at. We went off to a quieter area where hardly anyone was and took a picnic. On way back walked closer to the lake and saw the chapel across from us. Didn’t spend anytime in the shops are cafe so can’t comment on them but toilets were clean. Overall a good afternoon walk and the dogs enjoyed themselves. It’s been years since I came here as a school kid but hopefully won’t be as long again.
Written March 10, 2022
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KYd
1 contribution
May 2021
The National Trust continues its programme of limiting access in the park by closing off roads and fencing off areas, some without even pedestrian access. The NT is now whinging about the concentration of cars along Lime Tree Avenue, which is a direct consequence of its policy of closing down huge swathes of the parkland. It is putting notices on cars asking them to use the one car park which now remains open. We drove through the park on a Saturday afternoon and the queue of cars to get to this car park extended way down Lime Tree Avenue (a public road) in both directions, pretty much blocking the road. We visit the park to enjoy the open spaces, not to queue for ages to be corralled into a small car park much too far away from where we want to walk. Clearly the quality of the visitor experience is a low priority Happily there are plenty of other places to visit which are better managed. It is certainly not worth £5 per person
Written May 19, 2021
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DanPatt96
Grimsby, UK15 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Always a great day out!

We’ve visited Clumber plenty of times over the years & we returned with our dog this year.

Noticeably prices have increased over the years… (as has everything, so we understand this.) Nevertheless, despite a lovely walk with the dog, we noticed there was a lack of general waste/dog waste bins? You’d expect at £5 per adult the NT would be able to invest in a few bins to be placed at staggered locations around the lake?

Either way, it’s not the end of the world. Still a lovely day out & the park was immaculate!
Written July 14, 2022
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holgate79
Barnsley, UK110 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Please can someone sort the food and drink offering out please? Expensive and slow!

Today girl in kiosk - cooked my toastie’s one by one then started on the chips for the same order after the toasties had cooked - must have waited 15 minutes after waiting 15 minutes to be served.

Embarked on an hours trip to the ice cream kiosk at hardwick village to find that it is cash only?

We must have big appetites as despite spending nearly £60 we’ve got hungry bellies on the way out. It’s only service with a smile off there is any degree of service, otherwise it’s just a smile - young servers on kiosks seem nervous/ apologetic? Perhaps some more experiences oversight / an overhaul is required.
Written August 14, 2021
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John J
Retford3 contributions
Sep 2021
I have lived here for 31 years and stopped at night to watch the stars and brought my cycle to explore the tracks in the day. However, three years ago at night I pulled over near the end of Lime Tree Avenue for 15 minutes to read a book as I was early to pick up a friend. I was advised to move on as it was after dusk by some very unfriendly security people. Today, as it was warm, I pulled over off the avenue to stretch my legs a mere 10 minutes; on returning to the car I found a piece of paper telling me to pay up £5 at the checkpoint at entry to the park proper. I had no money on me and I had simply pulled off the King's Highway for ten minutes. There were no signs, no ANPR, no honesty boxes and I just pulled in where other cars were. I had no idea one had to pay in the daytime for just parking under the trees. That's 50p per minute! I will not come again except by a lengthy cycle ride. I'm surprised the piece of paper didn't say "You would't park on someone's front lawn-so don't try it on here".
Written September 8, 2021
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GraceKevin
Nottingham17 contributions
Aug 2022
Having checked a couple of days earlier regarding the closing times for cycle hire, we drove all the way over on the Thursday (to avoid the bank holiday rush) just to cycle around the park only to find a chalk board sign saying that they were no longer hiring out cycles today, despite us arriving well within the hours for hiring.

I asked what had happened and was told that a note had been added to the website to say it had closed, but when we checked the information was only on the front page of the Clumber Park website, not on the cycling pages if you went direct to there using the search engine. Plus the person at the entrance to the park had given us directions to the cycle hub without mentioning it was closed and we had to pay £10 to drive through to find out.

A waste of time, money and fuel driving over, and it was made even worse when a member of staff in the hub said it was closed because they had lots of bikes that needed fixing ready for the bank holiday weekend. We understand they want to maximise things for visitors at the bank holiday, but what about taking care of regular visitors to the park and people who want to visit outside of the busy times? VERY DISAPPOINTED!
Written August 25, 2022
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Jonathan P
Skipsea, UK214 contributions
Oct 2021
Extensive woodland, parkland and lake in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Parking and entry is free to National Trust Members (£5.50 per person if not).

The Courtyard Cafe was very busy when we visited on a Monday in October, but very well organised with a one way system, indoor and outdoor seating. Service was prompt and friendly, food quality good and prices reasonable.

Our walk around the lake was most enjoyable and the encouragement for cyclists to take a different route around it most welcome.
Written October 5, 2021
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